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Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-12-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By SamN
The control arms that I purchased (from...

The control arms that I purchased (from Bimmerworld) were made by Meyle and included the ball joints. The bushings were made by Powerflex. I got a special deal on the arms when I made my purchase.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-11-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By SamN
I suggest you visit www.bimmerworld.com and check...

I suggest you visit www.bimmerworld.com and check their pricing before you make a move. Pricing shuld be close and... they'll provide better support of something goes wrong. Luckily for me, I'm live...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-10-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By SamN
I replaced the control arms (Meyle's...

I replaced the control arms (Meyle's w/pre-installed ball joints) and the bushings. The ball joints were pre-pressed into the arms. I also replaced the struts, added a UUC sway bar, sway bar links,...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,430
Posted By SamN
115 mph on the back stretch at VIR 160 mph...

115 mph on the back stretch at VIR

160 mph at Charlotte (Petty Driving Experience during a hot lap)
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-09-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By SamN
In addition to a standard set of mechanics tools,...

In addition to a standard set of mechanics tools, locktite, torque wrenches, extensions, etc. there were four additions to my arsenal that made the job possible:

1.) Electric Impact wrench. You...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-08-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By SamN
No prob. I'll be happy any questions that you...

No prob. I'll be happy any questions that you have. One word of advice is to purchase the right tools for the job. Otherwise, big jobs like this can be very frustrating. Take your time, be safe and...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By SamN
I recently replaced the front control arms,...

I recently replaced the front control arms, bushings, ball joints, struts and sway bar on a '99 Z3 (did the work myself). Be happy to answer your question but I'm not sure what it is tha tyou need to...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 01-03-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,711
Posted By SamN
Set of 'white' gauge panels - not yet installed.

Set of 'white' gauge panels - not yet installed.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-19-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,337
Posted By SamN
Not bluetooth but works great... ...

Not bluetooth but works great...

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er22.aspx
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-17-2008, 05:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,819
Posted By SamN
I agree. However, after 'tracking' my ragtop at...

I agree. However, after 'tracking' my ragtop at VIR in October I now understand the limitations of such for high speed driving. I love my Z3, it handles great on the street but my next car will be a...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 12-04-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By SamN
Just curious, what are you replacing your seats...

Just curious, what are you replacing your seats with?
Forum: Interior 11-26-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By SamN
Correction - Only the shoulder belts are 3" wide....

Correction - Only the shoulder belts are 3" wide. The center and side belts are only 2".

Attached pic is from the RaceTech site. The set that I have is black, not blue.
Forum: Interior 11-26-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By SamN
FS: RaceTech Pro 5 Racing Harness

Brand new, in the box never installed 2008, FIA approved and Hans compatible 5-pot professional racing harness. Black w/3" wide belts and one-touch cam lock release system. Includes mounting bolts....
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,460
Posted By SamN
As I recall, wasn't the Caymen S more $$ than the...

As I recall, wasn't the Caymen S more $$ than the 4MC? This time of year, you could probably find a good used 4MC with low miles.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-26-2008, 03:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,469
Posted By SamN
I'd like to get my hands on the seats ... Let me...

I'd like to get my hands on the seats ... Let me know if you change your mind.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-25-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,893
Posted By SamN
Ditto on Mason Engineering.

Ditto on Mason Engineering.
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 11-25-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,240
Posted By SamN
Sign me up for the contest!

Sounds good, please sign me up!
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,783
Posted By SamN
I experienced similar issues w/my '99 Z3. Most,...

I experienced similar issues w/my '99 Z3. Most, but not all, of the symptoms were resolved by the following mods/repairs:

Powerflex FCAB's (front control arm bushings)
New Front Control Arms...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,893
Posted By SamN
I suggest that you select a brace that does not...

I suggest that you select a brace that does not 'hinge' at the connection points. You want a 'rigid' design similar to that of the strong strut, etc.

You might also want to visit this site for...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By SamN
My .02 worth... IF you decide to upgrade your...

My .02 worth... IF you decide to upgrade your bar, I suggest you contact UUC. Their advice was to only upgrade the front bar on my '99 Z3 - reason is that the rear is about right and that the front...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By SamN
Update... I was able to seperate the outer ball...

Update... I was able to seperate the outer ball joint from the spindle using a small pittman arm remover (purchased from NAPA for $20). The pickle fork took took care of the inner ball joint w/o too...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By SamN
Good stuff! I did a 2-day track day at VIR...

Good stuff! I did a 2-day track day at VIR recently and had a blast.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-05-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By SamN
No Ron but my repair manual cites the 2nd tool as...

No Ron but my repair manual cites the 2nd tool as the one to use. I've been very surprised at how difficult it is to separate the joint.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-04-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,246
Posted By SamN
I thought that the 's' models include upgraded...

I thought that the 's' models include upgraded suspensions.
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 11-03-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By SamN
Yes, the nuts are off but the eyeball arms...

Yes, the nuts are off but the eyeball arms remain. I left them in place so that I'd have something to 'hold' the arm steady while I was using the pickel fork. I've also tried a pully remover. It just...
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